Recently, I had an interaction with another mom where she told me I was “defensive” of my daughter. She said it as if it were a bad thing.  Is being a protective mom necessarily bad? Is being a “mama bear”...
A little history: On February 28th, 1909, 15,000 women marched through New York City, demanding shorter hours and better pay. In 1975, The United Nations General Assembly began to celebrate International Women’s Day. It wasn’t until 2014 that it was...
As October is Spina Bifida Awareness month, we are resharing a post from 2022.      "Can I ask why you're in a wheelchair?" It's a pretty simple question and one that I should have asked years ago. I met Carrie Carpunky and her...
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April 20th, 1999 was my 17th birthday. It was also the day the unimaginable happened. In Columbine, CO, thirteen students and one teacher lost their lives, 24 students were injured and many more were mentally changed forever by gun...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.    You never know what’s happening behind closed doors. Child abuse happens in every state, town, and income bracket. In fact, while rates of child abuse in every neighborhood are surprisingly high, it is often...
April is International Celebrate Diversity Month. Let me start by asking you a question. Have you ever been pointed out for being different? If yes, Was it done with a positive or a negative approach? And the other way around—...
As I started putting together fun activities for my two toddlers for Valentine’s Day, I started thinking about a very simple but important question: If they’re old enough to understand holidays, are they also old enough to be introduced...
When it was time for my family to welcome a new furry friend, we opted to rescue a pup from a local shelter. Pet adoption is one of the best ways to help end the vicious cycle of puppy...
"The Latina in me is an ember that blazes forever." - Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States This National Hispanic Heritage Month post originally ran in September, 2019.     I was raised by brilliant and strong women...

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2024 Juneteenth Events around STL

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Celebrate Juneteenth with your family by exploring a variety of engaging and educational activities! Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States,...